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News briefs: Oklahoma City Dodgers drive sales, councilors sworn in and more

News briefs: Oklahoma City Dodgers drive sales, councilors sworn in and more

Name change Damon Berryhill, head coach of the Oklahoma City Dodgers, said the city’s three magic words when asked to recall his memory playing in the first game when the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark opened in 1998. “As far as I was concerned, it was a big-league city,” said Berryhill, as if reading from a script

Pat Ryan

News briefs: Councilman Pat Ryan retires, school board rejects OKC Bounty Hunters and more

  So long “Your paper once called me a ‘grumpy old man,’” Councilman Pat Ryan (pictured) told the Oklahoma Gazette reporter in his office before a long pause. “That’s the only thing you’ve ever got right about me.” Ryan, a 10-year member of the Oklahoma City Council, often came across as a man with rough

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News Briefs: OKC Mayor’s Development Roundtable, charter schools, bike laws and more

Senate Bill 68 would allow OKC and Tulsa to sponsor charter schools, but not everyone thinks it should be passed.

Open books

Last year the city saw unprecedented spending on City Council elections on behalf of independent expenditure groups that attempted to shield their financial backers, a situation made possible by the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court case, Federal Election Commission v. Citizens United. The proposal, passed on to council from that body’s legislative committee, supported a state

Shadid’s surge

Shadid faced opponent Charlie Swinton, senior vice president and registered lobbyist for BancFirst, in the runoff for the council seat being vacated by outgoing Councilman Sam Bowman, who decided not to run for another term. The runoff election was the result of the March 1 primary race, which featured six candidates in the Ward 2

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